VisitEngland launches accessible tourism campaign in 2013

VisitEngland has unveiled plans for a national marketing campaign to promote accessible tourism in England next year. The national tourist board will work with five destinations to develop exciting itineraries with top class accommodation and attractions that provide a warm welcome for all visitors including those with access needs.  The campaign, a first of its … [Read more…]

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: an opportunity for rural tourism. Angela Di Rubbo, who manages “Regio Tratturo Agriturismo” tells us her story as host organization.

My name is Angelica Di Rubbo and I manage my family-run agritourism called Regio Tratturo and located in Ariano Irpino (, Southern Italy. At the beginning of 2012, Jleg Consulting suggested that we take part in the “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”, an exchange program promoted by the European Commission. Our first thought was that this … [Read more…]


The European Parliament Tourism Task Force, in line with the Report on “Europe the world’s No 1 tourist destination” (2011),  proposes six priorities to work on for 2012 and 2013 : Cooperation, Tourism for all, Attracting New Flows, Diversification, Quality, Resources.  The Task Force is chaired  the TRAN Chair, currently  Mr Brian Simpson, and the standing Rapporteur from the … [Read more…]

EU signs new partnership with UNESCO on education, culture, science and human rights

A new deal that will boost cooperation, dialogue and help to share information and best practice between the European Union (EU) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was signed between the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, … [Read more…]

Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability to be discussed at the Bournemouth University

The International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR) of the Bournemouth University organises the conference “Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability” which will be celebrated at the School of Tourism of Bournemouth University (UK) from the 13th to the 14th of September 2012. The aim is to debate the broader conceptual ideas and contested relationships … [Read more…]

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: the right choice… also for tourism

My name is Álvaro Rodrigo, from Marbella, Málaga (Spain). I am expert in tourism planning and management and during the last five months I had the pleasure to provide some interesting news here for you at Tourism Around Europe Blog, as I was spending an apprenticeship period in the premises of JLAG in Brussels. Thanks … [Read more…]

Interested in knowing more about European funding for tourism?

Register for one of Jlag’s workshops «Understanding Europe and European funding for tourism» At a time of economic stagnation and central government cuts, European funding can become a life-line for many projects. However, knowing how to attract the funding, manage the project and successfully fulfill all contractual obligations might appear a daunting task. To help … [Read more…]